Blue Exorcist/Characters

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Characters appearing in Blue Exorcist include:

All names are in the Western order.

Main Characters

Rin Okumura

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

The protagonist. Rin and his twin brother Yukio were raised by Father Fujimoto Shiro. Something of a Delinquent but with a good heart, he turns out to be the son of Satan.

  • Adaptation Dye Job: In the manga his hair is pure black, the anime translated that color to blue.
  • Almighty Janitor: In terms of overall combat he is a lot stronger than his fellow classmates. This is extremely evident when fighting Amaimon -- while he easily curbstomped his allies, he had to put a little more effort defeating him.
    • Made even more obvious when Rin fought Amaimon with his sword drawn, almost defeating the latter if the battle wasn't interrupted. Amaimon, one of the strongest demons in Gehenna that no exorcist will be able to defeat on their own.
    • Expanded upon and taken Up to Eleven in episode 17, where he utterly trashes Amaimon, who was earlier shown to be casually defeating Shura and Angel - a high class exorcist and the strongest exorcist in the order, respectively.
  • Anti-Anti-Christ: He's the son of Satan but he wants to kick his ass.
  • Badass Abnormal: Given his lineage...
  • Berserk Button: Do not harm Yukio or Shiemi in any way.
  • Berserk Mode: If he stays in his demonic state too long, he'll become more or less a vessel of violence and not much else.
  • Book Dumb
  • Cain and Abel: Played with and ultimately subverted.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He wants to kill daddy Satan.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: As shown when Shura accidentally mixes up their drinks.
  • Character Development: Already in practice. He started out much angrier and discontented than he is now. Although still insecure, he seems to be happier and a bit more easygoing.
  • Cool Sword
  • Fangs Are Evil: Inverted.
  • Fantastic Arousal: His tail, at least in fanworks. Since this is a shounen-series and less-focused on something like this, it is up to debate whether this is canon or not. Pulling it does result in massive pain and near-incapacitation.
  • Familiar: His is a Mega Neko.
  • Foil: To Yukio, he has the friendly personality that everyone loves.But he's also Book Dumb and sometimes has the maturity of a 10 year old.
  • Half-Human Hybrid
  • Happily Adopted: Until Fujimoto died.
  • Healing Factor: Chopping his foot off? This is nothing!
  • Hellfire: His Blue flames.
  • Heroic BSOD: Occurs in chapters 25 and 26 of the manga, where he thinks he's better off dead, can't unsheathe his sword due to lack of confidence, and is sentenced to execution. After a Cooldown Hug from Shiemi, he's a-okay, though!
  • He Who Fights Monsters: A constant struggle for him as he never wants to become a true monster himself.
  • Hidden Depths: He's an amazing cook. A-ma-zing.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Mephisto calls him the Blue Exorcist, fated to hunt and exterminate his own kind.
  • I Am What I Am: After the defeat of the Impure King, he realizes he must accept the Satanic Flames inside him if he is to grow as a person and Exorcist.
  • Idiot Hero: Especially compared to Yukio, who's also his professor.
  • Immortality: Type III. He's got the Healing Factor down pat, and the lack of aging can be inferred from the fact that Mephisto Pheles, another Son of Satan, has served the organization for over 200 years yet looks no older than thirty.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a good heart and genuinely loves his friends but is more often than not a bit abrasive.
  • Kill It with Fire: His modus operandi when fighting with demons. Recently, he has learned to control it so that it selectively damages creatures(i.e. demons) within its range and leaves normal humans unscathed.
  • Laser Guided Tykebomb: Is kept alive just to become a weapon to destroy Satan. Inverted since the ones who were raising him were good guys, and most of them had the good sense to be nice to him about it.
  • Meaningful Name: The kanji for Rin's name, 燐, means "Phosphorus".
    • In addition, the Greek word for phosphorus, Φωσφόρος , literally means "light-bearer." In Latin, this is "lucem ferre," more commonly shortened to Lucifer.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yukio's blue.
  • Screw Destiny: Doesn't care about being a demon or a tykebomb--every time the subject is brought up, he just yells that he will become an exorcist.
  • Sibling Triangle: With Yukio towards Shiemi.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Yukio.
  • Son Of Satan
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Subverted -- he can somewhat control his flames, but the longer he stays with his sword drawn, the more he loses control of himself. As shown in Chapter 14, he can completely stop acting like a human.
  • Super Strength: Shown to have this.
  • Supreme Chef
  • Shonen Upgrade: Subverted, as Rin has had his powers all along. All he needs is to unlock (and learn to control) them all.
  • Technicolor Fire: It's blue
  • Telepathy: He and Kuro are able to communicate using telepathy. He's able to read Kuro's thoughts, though it remains to be seen how his range of this communication goes with other demons.
    • In the anime, his hearing of demon's language extends to Ukobach too.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The tiger to Bon's dragon.
  • To Be a Master: Rin desires to be like Shiro and become the highest class Exorcist. While not his only goal, it is a major one.
  • Tsundere: An adorable mild version.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: To Yukio. Ironically, Yukio has always envied his tougher, more confident brother which makes him more susceptible to the dark side.
  • Wreathed in Flames: When he draws on his demonic powers.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It is a show called Blue Exorcist after all. Considering he glows blue flames and is half-demon, It's probably justified.

Yukio Okumura

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

Rin's younger twin brother, a professor, and a Middle First-Class Exorcist. Very smart and mature, more so than his brother. A calm and a competent teacher.

Shiemi Moriyama

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa

A former Ill Girl who loves gardening and all nature. Good-natured and sweet. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of plants. Used to be seen only in a kimono.

Cram School Students

Ryuji "Bon" Suguro

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

Child of the Head Priest of the Cursed Temple Satan destroyed 16 years ago. Bon is trying to acquire the title of Meister in both Aria and Dragoon. Also wants to kill Satan.

Renzo: Aren't they rather...similar?
Konekomaru: So much so that they can't be around each other!

Izumo Kamiki

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura

A stubborn, haughty girl with twintails who initially mocked Shiemi. Instant Expert at calling up Familiars, rather skilled in combat.

Renzou Shima

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

One of Bon's childhood friends from Kyoto. A slightly perverted Buddhist priest with pink hair and entomophobia.

Konekomaru Miwa

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji

The other of the Kyoto trio. He's a short priest with a shaved head and a timid nature. Good at reciting scripture, though not nearly at the level that Bon can.

True Cross Academy Staff

Mephisto Pheles

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

Chairman of the True Cross Academy who, after Fujimoto died, was ordered to kill Rin. However, he accepted Rin's proposal in becoming an Exorcist and entered him into True Cross Academy. Can turn into a dog. He's also another Son of Satan, making him Rin's half-brother.

Shura Kirigakure

Voiced by: Rina Satou

26-year-old Badass Upper First Class Exorcist swordswoman. Rather busty and favours wearing very little clothing. Has long red hair and acts a bit childish. Also an instructor.


Satan, The Demon King

The ruler of Gehanna, and father of Amaimon, Mephisto, Rin, and Yukio.


Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

Mephisto's younger brother and the second son of Satan, known as the "Earth King". He seems rather detached and childish and doesn't care much about Rin, preferring to go tour Japan.

Shiro Fujimoto

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Adoptive father of Rin and Yukio, Badass Preacher, and a member of the True Cross Order. Rather eccentric. A loving father. Former Paladin. Now deceased.

Kuro (Blacky)

A cat sith who used to be the guardian deity of some local silk farmers. Was forgotten by people as the times changed, going berserk, but Fujimoto was able to tame him and make him his familiar. Later became Rin's familiar after he calmed Kuro from the rage of hearing about Fujimoto's death.

Saburota Toudou

A former exorcist, now demon. He revived the IK and forced Karura to possess him for the sake of power. His reasons for turning traitor are yet unknown, and likely related to his jealousy of and attempts to catch up with his father and siblings.

  • Affably Evil: He is always very polite, even when he betrays both the exorcists and Mamushi. In fact, he arguably became even more polite after he revealed himself to be evil.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls one off by obtaining both demon eyes through a bit of manipulation and trickery, then using them to deliberately awaken the Impure King. He knew that this would cause Tatsuma to show up and try to defeat the Impure King using his familiar Kurara. This weakened Tatsuma, allowing Toudou to kill him (who was saved by a revived Karura) and force Karura to possess Toudo himself. It had all gone according to plan.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: He noms demons to control their powers.
  • Evil Feels Good: He implies this much while talking to Yukio. Said to Yukio almost verbatim as "it's nice to be a demon".
  • Hannibal Lecture: Gives one and more on a regular basis to Yukio.
    • First one: after revealing himself as an exorcist fallen to a demon, he mentioned he was always in the shadow of his father and brothers, and he never could voice his doubts about his path. It rattles Yukio, but Yukio decides that he is not Saburota, but himself.
    • Second one: In their next confrontation, Saburota says that Yukio's father and brother are what have defined his paths in life and that he had no real choice in his path, leading him to despise his brother for having no idea what agony he went through. Yukio admits that he does love and hate his brother, but above all else he hates himself the most.
    • THIRD one: Following his discovery of Yukio's blue eyes (after almost killing the kid) and after Yukio thought Saburota was destroyed, Saburota regenerates and comments that self-loathing is the first step to becoming a demon and that Yukio's true nature is that of a demon. Yukio has had enough of Toudou by this point.
  • Obfuscating Incompetence: He was first seen as an Upper Second Class exorcist with a timid personality who provided some exposition about an incident involving one of the demon eyes. He seemed like an incompetent, but reasonably brave and decent, guy. And then it turns out it was all an act. He had in fact already turned traitor and only exposed himelf as The Mole in the chapter in which he was introduced. He has since shown considerable competence and cunning. He is now one to watch out for.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: In his own words, he is "very interested" in Yukio.
  • Start of Darkness: He described his. He wanted to be like his father and brother, but was discontent with living a life he felt was shaped by others. Ultimately he became a demon and is working for his own goals.
  • Youthful Freckles: A frightening inversion, as he turned younger following devouring Karura but he's still a 55 years old.

Arthur Auguste Angel

The newly appointed Paladin. Angel follows the orders of the Vatican to a T. He'll do so even knowing full well that his actions are immoral in the eyes of others. Very little is known about his past.

  • Badass Long Hair
  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 25.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shura calls him "a saint on the outside and a devil on the inside". He's also shown shades of a sadistic personality.
  • Blade of Fearsome Size: Caliburn. And it talks too!
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Both on the delivering and receiving ends. He easily manages to subdue both Rin and Shura, but when Amaimon went into an Unstoppable Rage, he was almost immediately knocked out.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the anime, "for the kin of Satan, just being alive is a sin!"
    • In the manga, referring to Mephisto, "his kind specializes in deceit!"
  • Honor Before Reason: As of episode 24, he's admitted to realizing that the Vatican is going in the wrong direction, but he refuses to betray them and will still follow his orders.
  • Lawful Stupid: Arthur will follow the orders of his superiors, without question, even knowing that they may obstruct some people's good intentions.
  • Talking Weapon: Again, Caliburn.

Ernst Frederik Egin

So far only seen in the anime, he is grandfather to Rin and Yukio. First seen during the Blue Night in episode one and having lost his daughter, Rin and Yukio's mother to a witch hunt that was nothing more than a political stunt by the Grigori in order to gain power, he has good reasons for his prejudice against all things demon, as well as some ill will towards members of the True Cross Order.

Yuri Egin

The mother of Rin and Yukio, who died shortly after giving birth to them. In the Anime, she was regarded as the "Witch of the Forest", living with demons and being possessed willingly by Satan. Her father ordered her Burned at the stake, which resulted in the Blue Night.

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  1. He hasn't been in a legitimate fight yet, though, so it's yet to be confirmed
  2. Rin's trying to practice controlling his blue demon flames here.